Trump Pursues Trade Deals in Asia, Europe Amid Frostiness With China

25 September, 2018, 05:27 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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Kim requested a second meeting with Trump in a letter this month, and Trump says, "we will be doing that".

The US started negotiations with South Korea previous year, following Mr Trump's criticism of the 2012 deal as a "one-way street".

He said the new trade agreement, which still needs approval by South Korea's parliament, was a sign of the strong partnership between the US and South Korea. He says USA automobiles, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products will gain better access to Korean markets.

"But given that many earlier incidents were seemingly provoked by human error, these measures are likely to save the lives of soldiers from both sides", he said.

Despite the Trump-Kim landmark summit in Singapore, there has been little concrete progress on denuclearization.

Mr Trump said the signing, which took place on the sidelines of the United Nation's General Assembly, was "a great day" for the US and South Korea.

No decision had yet been taken as to the venue, he said.

Trade analysts say changes to the South Korea agreement were largely cosmetic, as the president limited the scope of renegotiations by declining to invoke U.S. trade law that would have required congressional approval of the final deal.

Speaking at the United Nations, Trump says the relationship with the country whose leader he branded past year as "Little Rocket Man" is much improved.

Trump also says he's "excited" to be signing a new trade deal with South Korea.

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been given the task of setting up a second summit and he told reporters in NY that he hoped to fly to Pyongyang soon.

If there is a through line to the still-evolving Trump doctrine on foreign policy, it is that the president will not subordinate American interests on the world stage, whether for economic, military or political gain.

"I'm confident that will happen", Pompeo replied to skepticism expressed by reporters at a news conference Monday alongside National Security Adviser John Bolton and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

The US president will speak to the General Assembly on Tuesday and will chair the Security Council for the first time on Wednesday. Moon is expected to convey to Trump a personal message from Kim delivered at their inter-Korean talks last week. But no American company sells much more than 10,000 cars a year in South Korea.

Kicking off his meetings, Trump addressed "the world drug problem and a big problem it is" at an event that saw 130 countries pledge in general terms to step up action to fight the illegal drug trade and combat addiction.

Trump has alternated between optimism and frustration since his historic June summit with Kim in Singapore, where the two sides announced plans to work toward a general goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

As he begins the sequel to his stormy United Nations debut, U.S. President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea's nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.

But the tone has warmed again since Kim met last week with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who made his first visit to Pyongyang.



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